Jim Ogle Bio
Mr. Jim Ogle has served as Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area’s Executive Director since December 2015. He began that role after working as a broadcast journalist throughout most of his life. As befits his organization, Mr. Ogle is a child of both sides of the border with family calling both Kansas and Missouri home at one time or another. He is graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. As a journalist, Mr. Ogle has won numerous national awards. The title of Mr. Ogle's talk is: “Quindaro: Remembering Our Past As Lessons For Our Future.”
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) in a non-profit organization that is dedicated to building awareness of the struggles for freedom in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. These diverse, interwoven, and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. The FFNHA achieves their goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation, and education for all residents and visitors. Freedom's Frontier was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 12, 2006.
Partners in Freedom's Frontier include museums and historical societies, libraries and archives, forts and battlefields, parks and trails, living history re-enactors and educators, tourism professionals and businesses, history buffs and vacation travelers, donors and friends. They are a collaborative community of history-aware people and organizations working together toward common goals: making our shared stories more accessible, teaching local history, and creating economic stability for FFNHA's partners.